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weekend in st. louis but the cards claims two of three in that stand. and on a most certain double play ball, cardinals had five runs to run away with it. and on the doorstep of history tonight in front of the home crowd. >> it is never easy to do, especially when you are playing a good team. but we want to come home and do it in front of the fans. >> will it be fun to do it here? >> i hope we do it tonight. it will definitely be more fun for the washington fans. if we could do it in front of them, i think they would enjoy it. >> our goal is to win the division and now we have put ourself in a good chance to do that and hopefully we can take care of business and then celebrate more than we did the first time. >> reporter: and in a twist of
irony, the division-clinching start should be that of stephen strasburg but instead john lannon takes the hill. davie johnson said that he gets this opportunity is actually perfect. coming up, the redskins. we were out at redskins park today, mike shanahan praising his young rookie quarterback, a day removed from an exciting comeback in the final moments of the game. plenty more straight ahead from nationals park. >> scott, we'll see you in a few minutes. thank you. the bubbly ready and the towels to wipe it out of their faces. >> if you work downtown, you may have gotten your lunch from one of them today. as we continue, why it will cost you more to eat at d.c. food trucks. >> and if you have a child who is still in diapers we'll tell you why you might want to stack up now before it is too late. >> and later we'll take you inside the multi-million dollar crime lab giving one local police force a big boost. >> not bad out there today but
the clouds have settled in. rain is coming too. when will it get here and how much and how long will it stick around? we'll answer those questions coming up with a first look at your forecast. stay with us. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. christie: i i do the laundry, i pay the bills, i make sure my kids are fed and rested and healthy. female vo: moms like christie would be stretched even more under mitt romney. to fund his tax cuts for millionaires, romney could take away middle class deductions for child care, home mortgages, and college tuition. christie: mitt romney, he's so focused on big business and tax cuts for the wealthy... it seems like his answers to middle-class america are just...tough...tough luck.
[ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> you thought the lines were bad, but now the food got expensive at d.c. food trucks. starting today you pay an extra
10%. laura evans has the story tonight. >> reporter: the food truck craze has reached such a fevered pitch, the d.c. government is having its fill awful and eating it too. serving up the barbecue, pour on the extra sauce, and don't forget the tax. >> it's the restaurants and now the food trucks as well. >> reporter: now the city is implementing the sales tax act and food trucks are no longer immune. they have to charge customers 10% on every sale. >> oh, man, that's rough. >> everybody has to get their cut, right? >> i don't like paying more. >> it doesn't change my willingness to eat from food trucks. >> we're giving away free coconut macaroons because the
tax today. >> this man thinks the tax is expensive. >> there is additional fees now for that too. >> steve who owns a catering service said he is fine to pay his fair share. >> at this point we are on the same playing field and should be treated as the others are. >> reporter: the first day of the tax going off without too many complaints. most customers still enjoy the convenience and the relatively inexpensive meal, despite the extra 10%. in downtown d.c., laura evans, fox 5 news. the peanut butter recall is expanding. sunland incorporated is recalling more products after 30 illnesses, including almond butter, cashu butter, and others. the symptoms show up within 12- 72 hours after exposure. it is most dangerous to children, the elderly and
people with weak immune systems. >> a fox 5 consumer alert with anyone with a child still in diapers, you might want to stock up because the local diaper supply is at risk. an explosion over the weekend rocked a japanese plant that is critical to making diapers. others have been working at full capacity to meet the demand. >> a recall tonight and this one for hondo owners. the automaker is recalling 600,000 accords for faulty hoses. they say the defective power steering hose could catch fire, and for models from 2003-2007. but these are cars equipped with v-6 engines. the company will replace the hoses for free but won't have the parts available until early next year. we'll keep you posted. >> and a look at the forecast as we roll into the evening hours. it is looking gray and hazy out
there. >> it is kind of gloomy. a far cry from what most of us saw during the weekend but it is fall. this is to be expected, right, gary? >> that's right. the clouds are coming in. but you know what, it looks like, will, not so fall-ish weather. >> meaning less winter and more summer? >> we will warm back up again. >> good. >> on my little sheet here it says 84 degrees. >> nice. >> but i'm not going to tell you which day that is. >> we have to wait until later. >> you guys are getting the hang of this. here is what is going on. we look at the radar and show you the stuff coming in with the clouds, a little bit of real light rain. it is fairly dry at the lower levels of the atmosphere. we are kind of right on the cusp here and i my most of the rain is getting down to the ground. again, not real heavy. not moving all that quickly and mainly moving to the east and northeast. we'll zoom in just a little bit. this isn't quite into the district yet but i suspect it will come across the beltway, most of i-95 and as you well
know, it doesn't take much in the way of rainfall to slow down the commute out there. the slightly larger picture, we put this in motion on radar to give you an idea, a small patch of rain moving through over the next hour, or hour and a half or so. again very light, movement to the east and northeast at about 15-20 miles per hour, maybe up to 25, as this comes across. but i think we'll see more of this potentially this evening. and certainly overnight tonight. again, this isn't real heavy stuff coming up from the south. but again, we do have a lot of it back down here. you see how this moisture feed just keeps coming up from the deep south. and that will be the trend over the next 24-36 hours. it looks like this will linger with us right on through the early parts of wednesday. just so you know. and then as we move into the evening hours, temperatures right now are falling down into the lower 70s. the upper 60s for some. that trend will continue,
especially when the rain moves through the area. so i'm going to go ahead and put rain in the forecast -- showers i should say, in the forecast, through the evening. this doesn't mean everybody gets wet or it is rain the whole time, but i think any given point around here this evening there will be a good chance for showers happening and you see there temperatures will be dropping into the 60s, even a little cooler than that out in the suburbs. so with that in mind, we have rain for the next probably 36 hours or so now but it does get better after that. full forecast coming up, shawn. >> the sun always comes out. >> everybody needs to go out and make sure their car windows are rolled up. but do windows go like this any more? maybe. coming up here, how a tiny spider brought a $50 million road construction to a screeching halt. >> we have our goggles all set. we may be hours from history at
national's park as they get ready to cinch the title but we have to look at the redskins comeback victory. rg3 adding to his resume and we'll hear from his head coach around the corner. >> if you have a story idea, give us a call at 202-895-3,000 or online at fox 5 tips. such an... infringement on our lives. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us, again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is...
>> it was another nail-biting sunday afternoon for the redskins. the burgundy and gold had a big first half lead and only to find themselves down to the final seconds. we are talking about a possible division title, with the nationals? >> the collision that happened in yesterday's pregame between meriweather and robinson left them okay. robinson is okay and meriweather retweaked the knee
so he will not play against the falcons. le miss -- he will miss this week. but other than that, good news. rg3 did not look like a rookie. in the final two minutes he took possession, down one and with his headset in the working, engineering a comeback drive and completing his first three passes for 39 yards and the longest rush of the day, 15- yard scamper down to the bucs 26. and then three lays later, billy cundiff who missed his thirst three field goal attempts, with three ticks left, he gets a 22-24 victory. today coach had plenty of praise for his rookie qb. >> i thought he played his best game of the year yesterday. very poised. i thought he handled himself extremely well. made some play -- some plays that you want a quarterback to make. a lot of times they can't make
those plays this early in their career. >> we always practice me calling the plays in two minutes acting as if the headset goes out and the funny thing is the headset did go out. it is neat how that practice situation and that scene arrow played out in the game. you don't want that to happen, but it was cool. >> now shanahan did say despite cundiff going one for four and including missing a 34-yarder that he earned redemption and they won't bring in another kicker to try out for his position. if you can nail a come-back victory from 40 yearsowd, you get to keep your job. >> thank you. >> it is a project ten years in the making. coming up, how a multi-million dollar lab will het police against the fight against crime in d.c. paul wagner joins us next with a look. >> what am i going to tell them? i'm sorry i murdered your only
child? i'm sorry i killed your husband? i'm sorry i murdered your wife? >> the voice of boyd lee malvo. a rare interview from behind bars. tonight we'll talk to the reporter who went in the virginia prison and went one-on- one with the d.c. sniper. to fund his tax cuts for millionaires, romney could take away middle class deductions for child care, home mortgages, and college tuition. christie: mitt romney, he's so focused on big business and tax cuts for the wealthy... it seems like his answers to middle-class america are just...tough...tough luck.
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who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> after decades of leaning on the fbi for help in analyzing evidence collected at crime scenes, the d.c. government finally has a crime lab all of its own. a $200 million project more than 10 years in the making. fox 5's paul wagner has been following the story closely for years and joins us with this important update. paul? >> this is a milestone for the district of columbia, which has never had its own crime lab. today mayor vincent gray
dedicated the building that will office the department of health and others. >> this is allows us to increase and expand to do forensic analysis to solve crimes is just enormous. >> with oversized scissors, the mayor and other dignitaries cut a piece of crime tape to open the lab. on the site of the first district headquarters. >> they will specify in dna testing, firearms and fingerprints and a public health lab as well. >> reporter: gone are the days when evidence collected from rape victims sat on shelves untested and dna from cold cases went unanalyzed. >> it was a lot of work and advocacy. but can i tell you why i'm here? can i do that? i'm here for the mom -- the moms of homicide victims. they labor so long and so hard to try to get this lab built
and the victims of sexual assault, when the rape kits weren't tested. >> reporter: kathy paterson helped to put the lab's inible pieces in place. the first two floors of the building house the crime lab where firearms will be tested and finger prints examined. the dna lab, which for the last few years other occupied space in -- occupied space in lorton, will be here. and autopsies will be done and there is even a toxicology lab. >> it is more likely that suspects will get convicted, but there is good forensic science and it is more likely that innocent people will not be convicted if there is good forensic science and that is what this lab is about. >> and the crime lab is an independent lab and not answering to the chief of
police. >> tony williams said it was his vision that got the project off the ground. >> tomorrow marks ten years since the d.c. sniper attacks began during the 3 week spree. the two were captured and convicted. mohammed was executed and roberts is serving a sentence. we covered the story back then, paul, and is there anything that sticks out in your mind. >> the lind -- the murder of linda franklin. a lady going about her business at the home depot, outside with her husband. and then if you recall there was one person who came forward and said he saw the sniper and was lying. and that sends people wondering, what was going on here? it was just such a frightening time. >> i think i remember when this broke and no one knew what was
going on, i was sent to the location in aspen hill and i remember in the days afterwards as we started to figure out these were sniper attacks, i think even us in the media out there reporting, you felt a sense of concern that maybe he would take aim at us because we were on live tv reporting the story. so it certainly had a huge impact on our region. >> no doubt, you go to a gas station and you watch people hiding behind the tanks to pump gas because that's what the targets were. >> terrifying times. mohammed was executed back in 2009. his partner lee boyd mel voe did an interview with the washington post and called himself a monster and also apologized but said there is no way to properly convey an apology to the families. take a listen. >> what am i going to tell them? i'm sorry i murdered your own child? i'm sorry i killed your husband? i'm sorry i murdered your wife? what do i tell the child who
was waiting for his father to come home and dad never showed up? >> the washington post reporter josh white interviewed lee malvo and he is joining us live via skype. thank you for joining us. >> you're welcome. >> it looks like malvo took some responsibility and apologized for his actions but what did you make of his disposition when you talked to him? >> i try to do these interviews that i don't have anything made up as i talk to anyone, but what was surprising is how well- spoken he was and how thoughtful. he is trying to take responsibility in the shooting and i think he feels quite badly about what he did. he recognized the trail of death and fear and terror that he left behind. and i think he's at a place where he wants to atone for it.
>> he is 27 years now and so certainly he's matured and we've heard about the two sides of lee boyd malvo, the cold- blooded killer and the abusive father-figure, which we know mohammed took that role. did you ask him about john mohammed and what did he say. >> he talked a lot about john mohammed and when they first met he was everything he was looking for, a father figure, a friend, someone who would treat him as an equal and rescuing him from a bad childhood. but when mohammed was trying to get them back, he snapped and changed into a different person. malvo didn't know exactly what it was, but ultimately it was he being the killer [ inaudible ] >> did he ever talk about
feeling remorse during the shooting spree itself? >> and that was one of the most difficult areas for him, i think, because he realizes that at any point he probably could have stopped it or done something about it. he talked about several times thinking about committing suicide. he talked about at one point drawing a gun on mohammed. he also at one point tried to extricate himself from the situation by leaving the car, was left on the side of the road for some period of time before mohammed came back to pick him up. he talked about there being moments in time where the real lee malvo would look through and sort of show the killer that this was all something he shouldn't be doing, but ultimately he said he could not free himself from mohammed's hold and it was several years in prison before he was able to do that. >> very revealing and interesting. thank you for skyping with us from norway. we apologize for the communication but we did our best. thank you very much. >> you're welcome.
>> chilling but interesting to hear the words themselves. >> yeah, and during your conversation with paul, i covered that, i was at the execution of mohammed and i think the fear is so real for those of us that live in this region. the story of getting gas and it is very real and terrifying. >> even after 10 years. >> still ahead, do you leave your television on even when you are not watching it? well, coming up, a new study examines background noise and the impact on your child's development. >> that is why my power bill is so horrible. >> and this guy is known for the hit show family guy here on fox, but now south mcfarland is about to take his talents to an even bigger stage. stay with us.
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>> a new study shows that background noise can have a negative effect on children. some kids are exposed to four hours of background television during a typical day which can hurt their cognitive function and play. parents should turn off the tv time and ajoy screen time for children under the age of 2. the number of children hospitalized because of child abuse is on the rise. according to a survey of 2500 u.s. hospitals, nearly 7 out of every 100,000 children were hospitalized in 2009 for serious injuries resulting from abuse, up from about 6 in every 100,000 children back in 1997. the increase in serious injuries comes from less abuse. secondhand smoke kills more than 40,000 nonspoke smokers ever year and including
infants, and it is devastating in the african-american communities, including babies. african-americans accounted for 13% of all second-hand smoke deaths but 36% of infant deaths in the african-american community. they say the number of deaths related to secondhand smoke are likely much higher than those reported. >> coming up tonight, a man who survived the colorado movie massacre pushes for tougher gun laws. we'll show you how he is getting the message out there. >> and a spider sighting puts the brakes on a road project. find out why biologists are rejoicing tonight. >> and look at how gloomy and cloudy it is. we'll get the latest from gary mcgrady when he joins us in the next segment. female vo: moms like christie would be stretched even more under mitt romney. to fund his tax cuts for millionaires,
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made an arrest in connection with a violent robbery. a man left the restaurant and three men approached him and punched him in the face and falled back and drops his wallet and phone. you can see he got up and ran for help and guys got his stuff. not for long. the suspect is just a juvenile. police are still looking for two others. hopefully they will find them. >> montgomery county police believe they have tracked down a man who tried to abduct a 13- year-old from a fast food restaurant. rodney mural walked into a mcdonald's on colesville road in silver spring, grabbed a 13- year-old at the counter and tried to drag him outside. a security guard at the restaurant intervened and police say mural took off. police found him in d.c. on sunday into a little bug is causing a problem in texas. a $15 million construction project on hold indefinitely after an extremely rare spider was spotted at the construction
site. fox's casey stagel has the story. >> reporter: construction started back in april and was to be wrapped up come this summer. the area is busy on the western side of san antonio, texas, near sea world. tens of thousands of cars go through there on a daily base and the project was designed to ease the traffic tangles. but then as crews were going about their business, this little guy showed up, amid the orange cones and bulldozer, the bracken mesh weaver. scientists thought it was extinct. it is about the size of a dime, has no eyes and lives underground. and because the spider is endangered, the breaks were -- the brakes were put on this construction. >> we do still feel an obligation to the traveling public and we need to address the safety, but at the same time we are responsible stewards of the ecosystem. >> reporter: this rare spider may not seem like a big deal
but experts say it has to be studied because it could be possible it could be beneficial to humans. but those who travel texas 151 and loop 1604 every day, they are steaming mad. the project has been put on hold indefinitely and many can't understand how a tiny spider could be responsible for bringing a 15 million-dollar project to a grinding halt. >> traffic is real bad. especially taking the kids to school or picking them up or just getting from here to anywhere in town. >> reporter: the texas department of public transportation tells us the plans are being re-evaluated and federal agencies are involved, including u.s. fish and wildlife. one of the plans may be scrapping this project altogether. in dallas, casey stegall, fox news. >> time to talk weather. gary joins us. and we might need some umbrellas here in the next few days. >> we have a big baseball game
tonight. >> i know. will we get in the game? >> i think they'll get some showers. nothing to halt the play. >> it is already raining out there? >> we're being positive, aren't we? talking about champagne after tonight's game. >> come on, nats. >> i hope we spray some champagne in the near future. >> right after the show? >> hopefully. for the nats, not for me. it is already raining a little bit out there. you can see in our tower picture right now. listen, we are going to get rain moving across. rain moving across this evening, rain overnight tonight, we'll get rain tomorrow. but i don't see anything too terribly heavy, okay. so just keep that in mind. but listen, from now until wednesday morning, know where your umbrella is, or your rain jacket, or whatever you use to stay dry. showers overnight, this is light stuff from the tower cam.
again, nothing too heavy this evening and we'll just see -- i think the better way to describe this for this evening is passing showers moving across. i don't think we see any real solid rain out there in terms of the rainfall that we're going to get at least this evening and overnight tonight. listen, here is what it looks like. we'll have showers this evening and clouds in the forecast, for tomorrow and into tomorrow night and probably lingering until early wednesday morning until we get a frontal system that will move through on wednesday and that will try to dry us out for wednesday. 71 right now in the city. the temperature down to the southwest, the temperature has dropped for culpeper and manassas as the rain shower moved on by. winchester also sitting at 63 degrees. but everybody else is holding up in the upper 60s and lower 70s. frederick still 70 degrees, baltimore 69. and annapolis in the upper 60s as well. again, this evening we are talking about through the evening hours, at least keep a chance for a passing shower
coming in on a cross. temperatures will be falling through the 60s. again, a little bit cooler where we are getting a rain shower moving across. and then it looks like overnight tonight, maybe we see a little bit of fog forming in some spots. there is definitely more rain down to the south and the southwest which is starting to move on across. again, we are just getting a little initial wave now. this is not too heavy. and again, you can just see how the passing showers begin to come our way. there is an area of low pressure down here and it is all associated with an upper- level feature with a surface- level front. so this all has to come across and that will take all night tonight, tomorrow and into tomorrow night before all of this clears through. and once this gets to the east and northeast of us, we are in for a few really nice day. most of wednesday is good. thursday and friday will be beautiful. 61 degrees for a low tonight. some of you will be down into the upper 50s. and we'll call for the passing
showers coming on across. nothing too terribly heavy. the dynamics change a little bit tomorrow. we'll make it up into the lower 70s to mid-70s for highs tomorrow. and we're going to have clouds and showers and it looks like by late morning, early afternoon, we'll have to introduce a chance for maybe one or two rumbles of thunder out there with thunderstorms coming on across. so again, it doesn't look like it will be real nice tomorrow but we are not anticipating heavy rain at all. and right on through the day tomorrow, we start off with clouds and showers for the morning commute. we'll have showers -- thunderstorm possible by lunchtime tomorrow and then temperatures back up to lower to mid-70s for highs tomorrow and again with the threat of the showers and thunderstorms. we are not talking right now about any of the thunderstorms being strong or severe. we need some sunshine tomorrow. farther to the south tomorrow, and this may include fredericksberg, fredericksberg may on the fringe of a couple of strong thunderstorms because there is a warm front in the
area. and then i promised you, 84 degrees. thursday and friday look nice. upper 70s and lower 80s. and at this point it looks like a 50-50 split for the weekend. but it is only monday. let us work on that and we can pound that out. let's take care of the nats first and then we'll talk about the weekend. the creators of a hit fox series will host the next academy awards. seth mcfarland got the nod today. its his first time hosting a big gig like this. the golden statues will be handed out february 24th. >> new tonight on the news edge at 6:00, fighting parker meter fraud. d.c. rolls out a new plan to preserve metered spaces for disabled drivers and trying to make you happy at the same time. >> plus there is concerns about question 7 in maryland. the governor there puts all of the rumors to rest about
gambling revenue. >> and bonnie and clyde are still capturing the interest of history buffs long after the heists. those stories and more coming your way on the news edge at 6:00. who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. who move our country forward, work hard, raise families, and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires.
>> new york police are trying to track down a man robbing people at needle point. they say he carries a hypodermic needle. not clear what is in the syringe. he steals phones, and even held up a 14-year-old for his phone. all of the victims are teenage boys. the needle robber has hit 9 times. four men are charged with a deadly shooting at a foreign wars post in florida. two people were killed and another critically hurt. the shooting happened after a fight yesterday in a parking lot where a motorcycle club was gathering for a charity ride. no word on what sparked the fight. >> a man who survived the
shooting at the colorado movie theater is demanding a plan from the president and mitt romney on how to deal with gun violence. >> in the next four years 48,000 americans won't be so lucky, because they'll be murdered with guns in the next president's terms. >> he wants the next president to find a way to keep guns away from the criminals and in sane. his ad was paid for by united against illegal guns support fund. >> thank you for joining us tonight at 5:00. the news edge at 6:00 starts right now. >> i'm will thomas. good to have you with us. news edge at 6:00 started off in d.c. where a new plan to ease your parking prolem -- problem. it is expected to cut down on fraud. this comes after many of you
were upset with the rollout of the red top meter this is year. that program suspended and now a new plan is on the table. matt acklund is here to explain. >> reporter: well the parking meters are all over the city but there are only about 450 of them and many say that is not enough. well under a new plan, it could bring 1800 meters to the city and unlike the current policy, everyone pays to park at the meter even if